Bring home the big bucks! The cast of This Is Us As the drama became more popular, salaries have seen a dramatic increase.
Milo VentimigliaAnd Mandy MooreThe series’ sixth and final season aired in 2022. Jack and Rebecca Pearson played the roles of parents on the award-winning series. Sterling K. Brown, Justin HartleyAnd Chrissy MetzYou can see their three children (all grown up), Randall Pearson, Kevin Pearson, and Kate Pearson.
The NBC TV series has won four Emmys, and was nominated for six more trophies by 2021. The heartwarming and heart-wrenching story of the Pearson family — which is told from different time periods in their life — has captivated audiences since its 2016 premiere.
Although the actors of the Pearson family started with different salaries, they have since agreed to the same amount per episode.
According to VarietyVentimiglia & Moore had $85,000 each in season 1 and were higher than the other new faces, Metz included.
In August 2017, the outlet reported that the show’s leading five stars received a $250,000 cash bonus from NBC and 20th Century Fox TV in recognition of the series’ first season success. After season 1, the show was nominated for 10 Emmy nominations and received three Golden Globe nominations.
The following year, The Hollywood ReporterIt was found that the Gilmore GirlsThe episode’s second season saw Hartley making $115,000 per episode, while Metz was at $40,000. The outlet reported at the time that Hartley was making $75,000 an episode, while Metz was at $40,000.
According to THRAfter their respective signing bonuses were added, the cast agreed that they would pay $250,000 per episode beginning with season 3 in 2018. If they appeared in all 18 episodes, each actor could earn $4.5 million per year.
“The show changed all of our lives, so it’s hard to imagine … Like, ‘Where do you go from here?’” Moore told DeadlineIn May 2021. “Just simply, selfishly, as an actor, I’m like, ‘There will never, ever be a job like this, ever again.’ It’s just like a dream upon a dream, upon a dream, and it’s a once-in-a-career job.”
Later that year the cast demanded pay parity again and pushed for Susan Kelechi Watson, Chris SullivanAnd Jon Huertas to get equal compensation in November 2021, just ahead of the final season’s debut.
DeadlineAt the time, it was reported that This Is UsCreator Dan FogelmanNBC and 20th Century Television offered $2 million cash bonuses to each of the seven original cast members. Watson and Sullivan were among them. However, since Huertas was only recurring in season 1 and upgraded to a series regular in season 2, the powers that be wouldn’t grant pay parity with his cast mates, paying him a $1 million bonus instead.
Scroll down to see how the Pearson family’s salaries have reportedly shifted since This Is Us first premiered: